Albany State’s Blackburn and Gilbert qualifies for NCAA Nationals

Albany State’s Sydney Blackburn (discus) and Ed Gilbert (200M) have qualified to compete in the 2022 NCAA Division II Men’s and Women’s Outdoor Track and Field Championships that will take place May 26-28 the Grand Valley State Track& Field Stadium in Allendale, Michigan. A complete lists of participants can be viewed at https://results.leonetiming.com/?mid=4919, with heat and flight information available at the same website May 23. Additionally, once competition commences, the above link can also be accessed as a source of live results.

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Several Rams named to Track & Field All-Conference Teams

Thursday the SIAC named their Men’s and Women’s Outdoor Track & Field Teams and several Albany State trackletes were peppered throughout the teams. Here are the Golden Rams that were named to the squads: Men’s First Team Jordan Smith Sophomore 400 M Timothy Heyward Senior Pole Vault Khali Madison Junior 3000 M Steeple Chase Isaiah McCray Sophomore Triple Jump Men’s Second Team Jordan Smith Sophomore 400 Hurdles Women’s First Team Sydney Blackburn Freshman Hammer Throw Discus Women’s Second Team Ty’Asia Thornton Senior Shot Put

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SIAC announces Outdoor T&F All-Conference Teams

Courtesy of the SIAC The Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) has announced the 2022 Men’s and Women’s Outdoor Track and Field All-Conference Team, released Thursday. The all-conference teams are comprised of student-athletes who were selected based on their athletic performance. After two years, the SIAC Track and Field Championships return to Rock Hill, S.C. on the campus of Winthrop University beginning on Thursday, April 21st. Benedict is looking to reclaim their title, as they lead this year’s men’s all-conference team with 12 total selections. Fort Valley is second in total…

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The SIAC Track and Field Championships begins Thursday

The 2022 SIAC Men’s and Women’s Track & Field Championship will commence this Thursday April 21and will run ( I can assure that the pun was not intended) through Saturday April 23 on the Irvin Bell Track on the campus of Winthrop University. Here is the schedule for the three-day event: Thursday, April 21, 2022 COMBINED EVENTS8:00 AM Decathlon (Day 1) FINAL8:30 AM Heptathlon (Day 1) FINALFIELD EVENTS1:00 PM Shot Put (Women) FINAL 2:00 PM Long Jump (Women) FINAL3:00 PM OPENING CEREMONY4:00 PM Shot Put (Men) FINAL5:00 PM Long Jump (Men) FINAL TRACK…

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ASU to host Alice Coachman Invitational this Saturday

Saturday, April 9 Albany State will host the 2022 iteration of the Alice Coachman Invatational. Here is a brief bit of Alice Coachman history via Albany State Athletics : Alice Coachman made history at the 1948 Olympics in London when she leaped to a record-breaking height of 5 feet, 6 and 1/8 inches in the high jump finals to become the first Black woman to win an Olympic gold medal.  Coachman was born on November 9, 1923, in Albany, Georgia.  By 1946, the same year she enrolled in Albany State…

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SIAC Week 2 Track&Field Honorees

Courtesy of the SIAC The Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) has announced its track and field weekly honors, released by the league office on Tuesday. Lirante Jackson of Benedict and Kassie Jordan of Benedict were named this week’s men and women Track Performers of the Week, alongside Isaiah McCray of Albany State and Savionna Glover of Benedict collected this week’s men and women Field Performers of the Week honors. Women’s Track and Field Track Performer of the Week – Kassie Jordan, Benedict College At this week’s past meet, Jordan set a personal best in both the 200- and 400-meter races, with times of 24.95 and 58.45.…

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Grambling State Track has several great performances at Mize Invitational

Courtesy of Grambling State University Sports Communications: The Grambling State University men’s and women’s outdoor track and field team turned in several highlighted performances during Saturday’s Jim Mize Invitational at the Jim Mize Track and Field Complex at Louisiana Tech.  On the women’s side in field events, Dior Nicholson placed second in the discus and third in the shot put, while Sascha Greene was third in the high jump. On the track, Sharon Labich won the 1,500m and placed second in the 3,000m, while Mercy Kwambai took third in the…

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Week 1 SIAC Track and Field Honorees

Courtesy of the SIAC The Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) has announced its track and field weekly honors, released by the league office on Tuesday. Nelson Kipkemboi of Benedict College and Kassie Jordan of Benedict College were named this week’s men and women Track Performers of the Week, alongside Joshua Brimmer of Benedict College and Sadrea Mabry of Savannah State collected this week’s men and women Field Performers of the Week honor. Women’s Track and Field Track Performer of the Week – Kassie Jordan, Benedict College Jordan finished 1st place…

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Grambling’s Monfries sweeps 200 and 400 at SWAC Track Championships

Courtesy of Grambling State Athletic Communications Alexavier Monfries did what he has been doing all season… Dominating!  The St. James, Jamaica native has been one of the best freshmen in all of NCAA Division I on the track this season and the absolute best in the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC).  Monfires captured the 200m and 400m title on Friday at the SWAC Indoor Track and Field Championships at the Birmingham Crossplex and has an opportunity to advance to the NCAA Division I Indoor Track & Field Championships March 11-12 in Birmingham.   WOMEN’S TEAM RESULTS  – Grambling State finished with 24…

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Fayetteville State Women and Virginia State Men out front after Day 1 of 2022 CIAA Indoor Track & Field Championships

Courtesy the CIAA: DAY 1 RESULTS WINSTON-SALEM, NC– The Virginia State men and the Fayetteville State women are the first-day leaders at the 2022 CIAA Indoor Track & Field Championships at the JDL Fast Track on Sunday. Virginia State leads the men’s division with 38 points. Bowie State is second with 27 points and Saint Augustine’s is third with 25 points. The Trojans and Falcons were the 2020 co-champions, and the Falcons have won outright or shared the last 23 conference titles. Jalen Brownlee paced the Trojans with a victory in…

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